Rodney Palmer

Rodney Palmer

Rodney Palmer

Title: Department Chair
Associate Professor of Religion

Office Location: BUL 124
Phone: (269) 471-3178


United Theological Seminary, D.Min.

Liberty University, M.Div., MA

Northern Carribean University, BA 



Dr. Rodney Palmer is the Chair of the Department of Religion and Biblical Languages and Associate Professor of Religion, specializing in Homiletics and Practical Theology.

He completed his Doctor of Ministry Degree in Prophetic Preaching and Praxis at United Theological Seminary, OH, and is also a Certified Trauma Support Specialist. Palmer was born in Jamaica and pastored in the Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists for nine years. Before coming to Andrews University, he served three years as a Senior Pastor in the Wisconsin Conference and as a Lake Union Conference Executive Committee member.

Dr. Palmer is married to Alyssa, a University of Wisconsin Law School graduate with a Juris Doctor degree. The Palmers are the proud parents of Luke and Emerson.


Current Research or Professional Activities

His research agenda includes multigenerational preaching and trauma-informed approaches to preaching and higher education. He is also currently pursuing a second doctorate in higher education administration.